As somebody who preferably roots for the small guys, falling in love with the Edradour 10 came very natural to me. After all, this classic Highland dram is produced by the smallest operating distillery in all of Scotland. To be honest, I do not know if the fabled Three Men of Edradour do still hand-craft this rich liquid all on their own. Maybe they have hired another helping hand in the meantime. But one thing is certain, regardless of how many (or few) people work on the Edradour 10: While its yearly production volume might be tiny compared to that of other single malt whiskies, its character and stature are towering. Matured for ten years in both Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks, this lovable dram can wholeheartedly be recommended to all of you who like their Scotch fruity, feisty and fascinating in equal measures.
Eye: Thick maple syrup.
Nose: Intense but not biting, with scents of red fruit, ripe apple and oat cake.
Palate: Rich and a tiny bit oily. A corbeille of red fruit dominates, while roasted chestnuts and well-seasoned almonds timidly chime in from afar.
Finish: Malty, medium long and mouth-warming.
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Region: Scotland (Highlands)
Age: 10 Years
Alc. volume: 40 per cent
Bottle size: 0.7 litres
Price range: ~40 Euro
More info: http://www.edradour.com